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Purchasing a home or property can be a lengthy, confusing, and stressful task. There are large amounts of money involved, multiple legal proceedings to go through, and a seemingly endless amount of phone calls and consultations to be had. That is why it is important for buyers to do thorough research and make sure that they feel confident in their decision before they decide to go through with their mortgage purchase. There are many resources to help with this research, from websites and pamphlets to mortgage brokers and financial advisers. Websites are an excellent resource that can provide   free advice and information about purchasing a home as well ...
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We are looking for research projects tackling the issue of SOCIAL CHANGE from three lenses of BUILDINGS, MATERIALS, and COMMUNITY !  Projects from academia, practice, business, government, communities and collaborative efforts (of course) are encouraged. Complete details here:   Deadline to submit is SEPTEMBER 26, 2018. Help us pass last year's submittals (87 abstracts) as we work to make AIA's INTERSECTIONS SYMPOSIUM the premiere architectural research  event each year. This competitive, blind, peer-reviewed  process will enable your work to be seen and heard by hundreds.  Submit today!
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Nowadays people are focusing on using the eco-friendly products. Whether it’s about a new construction or repairing work people are making efforts to make their home look green and natural. With the increased trends of natural designing and effects, the green roofing is emerging as the trendiest roofing design. Green roofs have plenty of benefits that aid both the homeowner and the environment.  What is green roofing? A green roof is a unique style of roofing that provides a protectant waterproof layer and a drainage system which supports light vegetation. It involves high-quality water-proofing, root repellent system, drainage system, filter cloth, ...
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Modern technology changed the way we precipitate the world around us and that affected every aspect of our lives. New trends in architecture, education, and childcare dictate a different approach than the one used in the last century. Therefore, in order to design and build a modern school for the 21st century, professionals will need to roll up their sleeves and think of some fresh ideas. Some of them are listed in the text below, so go ahead and see how the new school should be designed. Classic exterior design It is essential that a new school has a warm, welcoming exterior so kids would feel better when thinking of going there. This also affects ...
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Member Slideshows are created each year for the Spring Conference to illustrate the recent work of the attendees’ firms. All COD members are welcome to participate. Attendees have 6 slides and 60 seconds to present their projects, or whatever is on their mind. Many of the 2018 Member Slideshow slides are posted on the COD Pinterest page . Curt Fentress, FAIA, RIBA presented his slides. #Conferences #Presentation
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"Everything you can imagine is real," Pablo Picasso once said. Any good interior designer in London will admit to that after a while he will eagerly give you a vision of his latest project. Experienced interior designers are not afraid of either challenges or boldest ideas. They are able to move freely among the sea of various stylistic trends, perfectly choose materials, textures, and colors. In their heads, everything is a stylish, coherent wholesome project, which should first be transferred to the computer screen and then, turned into reality. Where to look for a good interior designer in London? What to look for when reviewing their ...
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The Small Firm Exchange (SFx) is pleased to announce the  2018 Small Firm Business Models Survey .  This survey aims to identify and measure the variety and commonalities in small firm business models. It is intended for sole practitioners and firms with a maximum of 10 staff members. Participants in the survey will be given access to an interactive dashboard of the results. Last year's business model dashboard can be accessed  here . Take the survey >
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Designing a special room for gamers is not an easy job, why? because gamers are very particular about their likes and dislikes when it comes to gaming. A little mistake and you can kill their gaming aura. Recently I have noticed more of the gamers are putting aesthetics of gaming gadgets as a priority when buying gaming accessories from the market. For example, the current trend is of RGB lights. Most of the gaming products available in the market are coming with RGB lighting effects such as gaming mouse, gaming keyboard, Case fan, gaming mouse pad and many more. So I am going to list some of the gaming room decor ideas for gamers. 1) Consider The Room Size ...
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Houston has been the first choice of investors for getting lucrative deals in the real estate market. The real estate market in Houston, Texas is not booming for sure, but it has managed to be steady unlike other cities in the country. Those were the days when ups and downs in real estate market of the country could not touch the Houston. Not only local, but overseas investors are also giving first priority to the city for getting best out of their investments. Real estate agents in the city getting easy leads with using software such as Real Acquisitions , attempting events and exhibitions and doing other activities both online and offline, but they still ...
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The roof that adds beauty to the house and protects you from natural elements needs routine maintenance to increase its lifespan. But the best maintained and designed roof will also reach the end of its lifespan. If your roof is old and is damaged it might be the time to get a new roofing rather than spending money on getting it repaired. The signs of ageing of the roof are cracked, curled and missing shingles, leak in the attic, staining along the exterior wall, clogged vents, areas where the deck appears to sag , excessive moss or other biological growth , stains on your ceilings or on interior walls , granules from shingles collecting in gutters ...
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Real estate is going change rapidly because of the new and exciting technologies. In fact, the change is going to be so quick that many real estate agents will be out of a job. The reason for such morbid prediction is the fact that the information that real estate agents provide is available online and accessible via a mobile phone. A buyer can search recent transactions and other variable to guess a fair market price for the house he or she is attempting to buy. Moreover, one can easily find out any other type of information such as a the walk score and the stores near buy without ever setting foot in the neighborhood The remaining real estate agents will ...
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CGT on a property is a big tax problem facing people who own numerous properties. If you happen to sell your personal or main home the gains collected will be exempted from the capital gains tax. Investors, landlords, people owning multiple properties and private individuals may face substantial capital gains liabilities when they sell a property belonging to the UK at a profit, and this is regardless of whether you have applied for the yearly capital gains allowance. There are various methods that you can use to market your house in the UK with the help of estate agents.       How to market your house?   Multiple listing services, this is one of ...
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Car Title Loan It is a product provided by many financial companies. It is a service that offers you to obtain loan and for which you need to put your vehicle as a mortgage. These types of loans can be applied online or you can visit the loaning company personally. Benefits- These types of companies lend you the money without the acknowledgement of your past credit scores. These companies do not verify other information that is related to your past loans and provides you the most immediate way to get your loan approved. Most of the people who use these kind of loan service are mostly in need of quick cash. A car title loan suite for the best ...
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Running an architect company in the USA and Europe became very difficult for young architects, and some new options were needed. Luckily, China started accepting professionals from the west and offering them great working opportunities. This goes for architects as well. China is one the fastest developing countries in the world and their need for creating real estate has been increasing in the last ten years. This means that they need a lot of architects who will work on these projects. The text below will inform about the most important aspects you should pay attention to if you decide to move to China and start your own business as an architect. Make ...
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Road safety rules are designed for the safety of people from road injuries and accidents. It involves various methods and measures which must be followed by the road users to prevent serious injury and accidents. Children and students are the most vulnerable group towards the road accidents, minor or major injuries and even death because of the lack of supervision and knowledge about traffic rules. It is the duty of parents and teachers to teach children about basic traffic rules and its importance. There should not be any delays in making children well aware about the road safety rules and measures in their early age. Teaching children road safety ...
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In order to present the interior and exterior of any property in a stylish way, it is necessary to use railings for the cable so that it gives a clean view. These railings are available in many different designs that can easily match with the contemporary themes and also with any traditional properties. If you want to update your home then you must choose the right cable railing for your staircases. Though many homeowners often neglect to consider this area however with right design this area can be a focal point of your home. Not only for larger homes but also for smaller homes you can create good space in your staircase and ...
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There are so many good reasons to start saving energy in your house, and protecting the environment, your family and your wallet are at the top of that list. You should concentrate on cutting electricity and water use in the first place and then learn about other ways of keeping your family, budget, and planet safe. The text in front of you will provide you with some of the most effective tips on making your home more energy-efficient so go ahead and keep reading. Replace outdated bulbs The first step toward energy-efficient home should be a replacement of all incandescent bulbs. These bulbs use a lot of energy and most of that goes on heating and not so ...
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Well you can thank the traditional banks for making it easy for people to buy their favorite car. Traditional banks have numerous financial products and car loan is one of the most chosen financial products. The demand for car loans is always high because it has made it easy for people to buy a vehicle without making full payment of the vehicle price. People who opt for car loans generally pay a fixed premium for fixed time duration and some specific interest rate. The bank earns interest on the loan amount the borrower has taken to buy the vehicle. This way banks generate revenue for themselves which help them come out with more lucrative car loan products ...
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Home prices are on the rise and sale listings are still relatively low.  This means that flipping houses is more competitive, but will still come with a return for investors.  If you are ready to put in the work, you can still make good money flipping real estate.  You just have to know what you should be doing and understand that it is harder than it appears on TV.   Do The Calculations   You need to determine what you can spend on the house and the renovations, down to the last cent and include the amount of risk that you are willing to take.  You should then price out the cost of a short-term loan if you need one, the taxes, utilities and maintenance ...
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Well-being and safety of your family should be your priority, and luckily, addressing potential hazards is pretty easy. You’ll just need to get informed about all safety concerns and follow simple steps towards creating a safe environment for your loved ones. The text in front of you will provide you with crucial information about making your home a better place for your family, so go ahead and start preventing unpleasant situations. Avoid staircase injuries One of the most common household hazards is a possibility of getting hurt by falling. Scattered toys, clutter, slippery stairs and wet floors can cause some nasty injuries, so you’ll need to ...
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